August 01, 2014
Obituaries

Melvin Lee Gagliano
Melvin Lee, “Mel” Gagliano, 72, of Clayton, died June 19, 2014, at his home after a 13 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on January 24, 1942, in Coos Bay, Oregon. He was a United Sta...
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Gary James Pollard
Gary James Pollard, 45, of Alto, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Mr. Pollard was born March 25, 1969, in Clayton to the late James and Katherine Davenport Pollard. He was employed with Habersha...
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Delilah “Dolly” Watts Pitts
Delilah “Dolly” Watts Pitts, 84, of Rabun Gap, died Monday, June 16, 2014, at her residence. Born June 12, 1930, in Tiger, she was the daughter of the late Hubert D. and Ethel Baker Watts. She was ...
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Vicki Lynn Rogers
Vicki Lynn Rogers, 41, of Marsen Knob Drive, Rabun Gap, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her residence. Born in Franklin, North Carolina, July 25, 1972, she was the daughter of the late David Roy Roge...
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Donald Eugene Melton
Donald Melton, 80, died peacefully at his home in Tiger early Saturday morning, June 14, 2014, with caregiver Belinda Whitmire, brother Easton Melton, sister-in-law Peggy Melton and Father Steve Ha...
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Janie P. Taylor
Janie Pleasants Warren Taylor, 83, of Tiger, widow of Melvin Taylor, died on June 14, 2014. She was born on November 18, 1930, to the late Clyde Arrendale Pleasants English and Miles Otis Pleasants...
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Gwenda Lee Cannon
Gwenda Lee Cannon, 72, of Sandy Springs, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. She was born Aug. 12, 1941, in Rabun County to the late Clyde P. and Evelyn Carpenter Cannon....
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Linda Gail Holland Ritchie
Linda Gail Holland Ritchie, 65, of Clayton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 9, 2014. She was born in Franklin, North Carolina, to the late Jack Lee Holland and Hilda Smith Holland. Sh...
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James Tinsley Holmes Sr.
James Tinsley “Jim” Holmes of Lake Burton, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by: a son James and wife Mary of Asheville,...
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Carey King Williamson Jr.
Carey King Williamson Jr., 91, of Clayton, died June 7, 2014. Carey was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Macon to the late Carey King Williamson and Iva Mae Weaver Williamson. As a child, he traveled with t...
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James Paul Wooten
James Paul Wooten, 85, of Clayton, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Franklin, N.C., to the late Charlie Washington Wooten and Ruth Jane Brown Wooten. In addition...
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Capt. Clifford Cormier
Capt. Clifford Cormier of Van Buren and Bangor, Maine, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at his home in Mountain City. Born in 1931, in Van Buren, to Paul J. Cormier and Eva Theriault Cormier, he was a br...
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John Bradshaw
John Bradshaw, 87, of Clayton, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1927, in Yancey County, North Carolina, to the late Ralph and Mary Williams Bradsh...
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William ‘Bill’ A. Echols Jr.
William Allen Echols Jr., 86, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at his home. He is survived by: his wife of 63 years, Agnes “Dolly” Echols; a son, William T. Echols of Clayton; three ...
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Dillard Wavery Barron
Dillard Wavery Barron, 79, of Clayton, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. He was born Aug. 10, 1934, in Habersham County to Wavery Barron and Lexie Kastner Barron...
Jun 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harriet Gravley Dayton
Harriet Gravley Dayton, 77, of Clayton, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at her home. She was born Oct. 17, 1936, in the Warwoman community of Rabun County to the late William Roy Gravley and Kancie Gall...
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Jay Robert Rogers
Jay Robert Rogers, 79, of Mountain City, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Murphy Medical Center in Murphy, N.C. He was of the United Methodist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. R...
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Wilhelmina Jean Justus Phillips
Wilhelmina Jean Justus Phillips, 72, of Westminster, S.C., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning, May 28, 2014. She was born Dec. 20, 1941, in Rabun County to the late Prelo D. a...
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Thurston Eugene ‘Gene’ Wilbanks Jr.
Thurston Eugene “Gene” Wilbanks Jr., 48, of Tiger, died Wednesday morning, May 21, 2014, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Gene was born Sept. 16, 1965, in Greenville, South Carolina, the son of th...
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Charles Welborn Davis Sr.
Charles Welborn Davis Sr., 79, originally from Warthen, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Welborn was surrounded by his wife of 60 years and his four children. Welborn was born April 29, 1935, in ...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Patsy Mitchell Alley
Patsy Mitchell Alley, 81, of Rabun Gap, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at her residence. She was born Jan. 2, 1933, in Rabun County to the late John Rockaway Mitchell and Elzia McCall Mitchell. She was ...
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Sarah Dorothy York
Sarah Dorothy York, 89, of Clayton, died May 11, 2014, at her residence with her family by her side. She was the widow of John H. York. She was born May 28, 1924, in Rabun Gap to the late Emory G. ...
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Cleon Egbert Heard
Cleon Egbert Heard, 68, of Lakemont, passed away at his residence Thursday, May 8, 2014. He was born in Forsyth County to the late Egbert Archie Heard and Mamie Genelia Whitmire Heard. In addition ...
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W. Jesse Key
W. Jesse Key, 58, of Clayton, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 30, 1956, in Franklin, N.C., to Helen McDowell Key of Clayton and the late William Joe Key. He was a m...
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James Arthur Northcutt
James Arthur Northcutt, 77, of Morrow, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. He was born in Grundy County, Tenn., to the late John Lawson Northcutt Sr. a...
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Carolyn Eileen Sale Loper
Carolyn Eileen Sale Loper, 70, of Clayton, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Born Aug. 31, 1943, in Gulfport, Miss., she was the only daughter of Harvey and Mallie Cook Sale. She l...
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Marcia Lorraine Smith Carpenter
Marcia Lorraine Smith Carpenter, 85, of Clayton, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014. She was born July 28, 1928, to the late William Jesse Smith and Maude Jones Smith. In addition to her parents, ...
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weda Nichols Bryson
Weda Nichols Bryson, 87, of Clayton, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Towns County to Glen Nichols and Lola Eller. She ...
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Joseph Ervin Foster
Joseph Ervin Foster, 95, of Burnsville, N.C., passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Mountain Manor Assisted Living. A native of York, S.C., he was a son of the late John and Bessie Branch Foster ...
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Elick J. Wilburn
Elick J. Wilburn, 72, a lifelong resident of Clayton, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, with his loving family by his side. He was born Nov. 4, 1941 to the late Elick and Reba Wilburn. In addition...
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James Loyd ‘J. L.’ Smith
James Loyd “J. L.” Smith, 75, of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born April 10, 1939, in Habersham County to the late Henry Loyd Smith and Ge...
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Evelyn Sue Gibson
Evelyn Sue Gibson, 67, of Mountain City, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. She was born Aug. 3, 1946, in Rabun County to the late James Carl Gibson and Mary Louise McDowell Gibson. In addition to he...
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Joseph Ervin Foster
Joseph Ervin Foster, 95, of Burnsville, N.C., passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Mountain Manor Assisted Living. A native of York, S.C., he was a son of the late John and Bessie Branch Foster ...
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Bernice Frady Irvin
Bernice Frady Irvin, 85, of Mount Airy, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at home. Mrs. Irvin was born Feb. 8, 1929, in Claymont, Delaware, to the late Zebulon Vance and Myrtle Garrett Frady. Sh...
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Dorothy Ann Shaw Johnson
Dorothy Ann Shaw Johnson, 74, of Clayton, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Long Island, N.Y., to Arthur Shaw and Lois Crotwell Shaw. In addition to her parents, ...
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Hubert Harold Thompson Jr.
Hubert Harold Thompson Jr., 71, of Tiger, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Rabun County and was the son of Hubert Harold Thompson Sr. and Tessie M...
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Dorothy Ann Shaw Johnson
Dorothy Ann Shaw Johnson, 74, of Clayton, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Long Island, N.Y., to Arthur Shaw and Lois Crotwell Shaw. In addition to her parents, ...
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dorothy A. Goss Welborn
Dorothy A. Goss Welborn, 85, of Tiger, affectionately known as “Maw,” died Friday, April 18, 2014, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. She was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Commerce to the late William and ...
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Tom Runion
Tom Runion, 82, of Mountain City, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his residence. He was the widower of Ethel Hopper Runion. He was born March 15, 1932, in Rabun County to the late Gus and Leola G...
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Madge Brooks
God called his Angel home Sunday, April 13, 2014, as Madge Brooks, 70, entered into his presence. Mrs. Brooks was a homemaker and a member of Rockbridge Baptist Church in Norcross. She is survived ...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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